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missing boaters at donner lake was recovered yesterday. police have now identified both men after their canoe capsized friday. these stories top your news right now at 5:00 a-m. today is monday, february 29, 20-16. good morning, i'm john potter. good morning, i'm john potter. and i'm andi guevara. thanks for starting your day with channel 2 news this morning. let's start with a quick look at the forecast with meteorologist jeff martinez. partly cloudy and mild today with highs in the mid to upper 60s and light winds. low 70s are on tap for tuesday and happening overnight a shooting at siris casino in downtown reno.
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happening overnight...a shooting at the siris casino in downtown reno. ky sisson is live with the look at this map. led to one of the suspects this time. the suspect that fired the gun me. ky add libs. covering crime beat live, ky sisson, channel 2 news. thanks ky. the gymnasium of sparks high school was filled with family, friends, and colleagues of debbie smith yesterday... as hundreds came to pay their respects and to honor the late senator. state senator debbie smith passed away at the age of 60 last week, after a year-long fight with brain cancer. at her memorial service, hundreds of people had the opportunity to reflect on the impact she had on their lives... including her brother... bruce. bruce bilbrey--if you met her at the grocery store, of if you met her at the halls of the legislature, you got the same debbie, and that was good." debbie's colleagues in the legislature also spoke fondly of her, saying they looked up to
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"here she is living with a life threatening issue and she is apologizing to me, selfless, that's what debbie was." her son ian and daughter erin also spoke... asking the room of crowded people to take the love that they had for debbie...and to share it with debbie's husband greg... saying he needs it now more than ever. "my mom spent the last year fighting this disgusting disease and my dad was there every moment, he would not leave her alone for a moment and he loved her and he took care of her and he's heroic." many people attending the memorial service wore gray, a lor used by advocates to raise awareness about brain cancer. truckee police finished their search for a second missing canoer at donner lake yesterday, and now they have recovered both bodies.
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missing at around 5 p-m friday.. at the north-eastern corner of donner lake. their friends...who were all vacationing in the area... saw the canoe had capsized and called police. saturday, police pulled the body of 33-year-old joshua patterson of cool, california out of the water. at around noon yesterday, the body of 34-year-old lucas johnson of auburn, california was recovered. authorities tell us the men were apparantly not wearing life jackets when they went into the water. and everything is back to normal this morning... after an outage left over ten-thousand people without power last night. the outage was first reported at around 5-30 p-m in south reno. both residences and businesses-- like the raley's supermarket on wedge parkway, and the renown south meadows medical center-- were affected. n-v energy said the outage was caused by a catastrophic failure of a circuit breaker.
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let's check in with meteorologist jeff martinez for a first look at the weather. good morning, jeff! partly cloudy and mild today with highs in the mid to upper 60s and light winds. low 70s are on tap for tuesday and wednesday, with a breezy thursday and a chance for
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coming up on channel 2 news this morning... republican presidential hopefuls aren't easing their attacks on fellow candidates...the latest target...frontrun ner donald trump...we have a campiagn update coming up. the oscars are a milestone for actors everywhere...and the after parties are nothing short of spectacular... what oscar winner's had to say after their big wins...after the break. "you're watching channel 2 news this morning with john potter, andi guevara and meteorologist jeff
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welcome back. across hollywood, oscar after-parties went on well into the night. after his big win, best actor leonardo dicaprio took his little gold man to the governors ball.. while other stars hit the red carpet at elton john's glitzy aids fundraiser. teri okita has more from hollywood - have a look. -nats- the curse was finally broken for leonardo dicaprio last night - who finally took home the best actor oscar for his role in the revenant: it all feels incredibly surreal -nat/sot- brie larson also picked up a
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performance in 'room': i feel really strong and excited to be holding this gold guy when the curtain fell on the big show... the stars made their way to the governors ball to toast to the night... we worked so hard on this film and to have it rewarded like this is truly amazing many praised host and comedian chris rock who pushed the envelope in addressing the oscars-so-white controversy. chris rock is an amazing performer and person and it needed to happen superstar elton john used his annual afterparty to raise awareness for hiv and aids: we've made a lot of progress in the last 30 years but we still haven't made enough progress standup: the parties also give celebrities a chance to meet for the first time, and yes, they, too, get starstruck. sot: "oh, i do. listen, if i walked into leonardo dicaprio right now, i don't know what i would do! fashion stylist carson kressley got a big surprise as he looked
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gene simmons from kiss. he's right behind you. oh, my god, i was just talking about you. i heard. you're one of my faves! can i touch you? i wish you would! the glitz and glamour was not lost on tinseltown's biggest night...as celebs showed off their styles and awards into early hours. teri okita, cbs news, hollywood. the vanity fair party always draws a-listers to the event. guests included leonardo dicaprio and his oscar ... jennifer lawrence, selena gomez, blake shelton ... with a
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gwen stefani. still to come on channel 2 news this morning... the death toll is rising after a back-to-back bombing in baghdad...who's claiming responsibility for the attack...details, after the break. meteorologist jeff martinez will have your pinpoint 2 forecast
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pinpoint 2 forecast, broadcast certified by the american meteorological society!" partly cloudy and mild today with highs in the mid to upper 60s and light winds. low 70s are on tap for tuesday and wednesday, with a breezy thursday and a chance for
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looking around the world now... the death toll from back-to-back bombings in baghdad yesterday, has risen to 73. isis militants claimed responsibility for the attack... which wounded hundred of others. the first bomb went off in a crowded market in the shiite distrcit of the city...and minutes later, a suicide bomber blew himself up in the crowd that had gathered after the attack. the bombings were the deadliest in a wave of recent explosions that have targeted commercial areas in and outside baghdad. looking around the nation now... an army staff sergeant is now facing murder charges... after police say he killed his wife and shot three police officers - killing one of them - in a washington, d-c suburb. a memorial was held last night for rookie officer ashley guindon... who was killed on her first day on patrol with the prince william county police
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and two other officers were responding to a domestic dispute saturday night, about 30 miles outside of washington d-c. police arrested 32 year old ronald hamilton, an active duty army staff sergeant assigned to the pentagon. they say he shot and killed his wife then opened fire on police. the other officers are recovering in the hospital. hamilton is scheduled to be in court today. and space-x was forced to call off the launch of its falcon-nine rocket last night... it's third cancelled launch in recent days... although space-x says on its website the rocket and its payload are fine. the launch was aborted when a low-thrust alarm triggered a computer-commanded shutdown. space-x founder elon musk tweeted that "rising oxygen temps due to hold for boat and helium bubble triggered alarm." they don't know when they'll make a fourth attempt to launch
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it carries a satellite that would bring internet and phone service to millions in asia. on the eve of super tuesday, the mudslinging on the republican side of the race for the white house is at an all-time high. senators marco rubio and ted trump's momentum. on the democrats side, hillary clinton is trying to build on her lead. don champion has the latest from the campaign trail. donald trump and marco rubio spent the weekend proving there's rarely any love lost in presidential politics. we don't need a guy who is sweating and scared" "he doesn't sweat cuz his pores are clogged from the spray tan he uses." at a rally in virginia sunday, rubio even took a deeper dig. "he's always calling me little marco. and i'll admit he's taller than me. he's like 6'2'' which is why i don't understand why his hands are the size of someone who is 5'2". have you seen his hands? there like this
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men with small hands" "you can't trust them. you can't trust them. you can't trust them" a new cbs battleground tracker poll shows trump ahead in georgia and virginia, but he trails ted cruz in texas. cruz is now taking aim at trump for failing to condemn supportive comments from former klu klux klan leader david duke. sot sun0146 donald trump/r-presidential "i don't know david duke. i don't believe i've ever met him. and i just don't know anything about him" there's always been ugly elements of politics and no candidate can control what outside groups do. but in my view racism and bigotry has no place in politics" "tuesday's a primary" on the democratic side, hillary clinton campaigned in the south sunday, hoping to capitalize on her big win among black voters in south carolina. the cbs poll shows hillary clinton is ahead of bernie sanders in georgia, virginia and texas.
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coming up next on channel 2 news this morning... a cyber theft of the i-r-s has compromised a number of tax payer data...seven times larger than previously thought...what that means for you...details,
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welcome back. this morning in money watch...the number of tax- payer data theives last year is seven times larger than originally thought. last may, the i-r-s said cyber criminals used a popular tool on their website to steal the tax forms of 104-thousand people. in august they revised that number up to 330-thousand. now the agency says the number is closer to 720-thousand. starting this week, the i-r-s will warn affected taxpayers about identity theft, and taxpayers will be offered free credit protection. the i-r-s says they've disabled the online document tool used to steal personal information. bees, birds, butterflies and beetles are among a growing list of pollinator species - in
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according to a united nations study - thousands of species of pollinators that play a significant role in the world's food production - are at risk. the report finds about three- fourths of the world's food crops depend on pollination by insects and other animals factors causing species decline include loss of habitat, agricultural pesticide use, disease, and climate change. declines in wild pollinators have been noted in europe and north america. as of now, disneyland in california and walt disney world in florida come with demand-based pricing. the resorts are charging three different prices -- depending on the time of year for a single day park ticket. a pass at disneyland monday through thursday --when most schools are in session -- dropped to 95-dollars. a regular pass for most weekends
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went up to 105 dollars. the price will then shoot up to 112 dollars on peak days. that includes most of december, spring break weeks and july weekends. disney hopes its "surge pricing" will -- quote -- "help spread out visitation." the price of a first class stamp will soon go down...by two cents. back in 20-14, the u-s postal service was granted permission to temporarily increase stamp prices. the price hike was contingent upon a planned price drop this year...which is set to end april 10th. the cost of mailing a one ounce letter will drop from 49 to 47 cents. commercial prices will also decrease. there's a complete listing of the new prices at the postal service website at u-s-p-s-dot-com.
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morning... the oscars are a milestone for actors everywhere...and the after parties are nothing short of spectacular... what oscar winner's had to say after their
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"this is channel 2 news, coverage you can count on" a shooting inside a casino in downtown reno last night. the victim is in the hospital and shooter in custody. ky sisson is live to give us more details on what led to the violence. hundreds gathered at sparks middle school last night... to pay their respects to nevada senator debbie smith. we'll show you what her family had to say at the memorial service. and the second body of the missing boaters at donner lake was recovered yesterday. police have now identified both men after their canoe capsized friday. these stories top your news right now at 5:00 a-m.
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good morning, i'm john potter. and i'm andi guevara. thanks for starting your day with channel 2 news this morning. let's start with a quick look at the forecast with meteorologist jeff martinez. partly cloudy and mild today with highs in the mid to upper 60s and light winds. low 70s are on tap for tuesday and wednesday, with a breezy thursday and a chance for great day! happening overnight...a shooting at the siris casino in downtown reno. ky sisson is live with the details. ky, what do we know now? just before twelve midnight shots were fired here at the just before twelve midnight shots were fired here at the siris in downtown reno take a look at this map. on virginia street right in the heart of downtown reno. here's what we know... two males inside the casino were

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